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10 UPSC Toppers 2016 – All You Need to Know

The UPSC Toppers marks reflect the strict pattern maintained by Union Public Service Commission while selecting country’s top bureaucrat which acts as nodal authority for the UPSC.

Merit List of UPSC Toppers

Tina Dabi

Delhi girl Tina Dabi has cracked the 2015 Civil Services Examination and has topped in the list of UPSC toppers. Tina her achieved this success in her first attempt and has graduated in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. “It is indeed a proud moment for me to top among the UPSC toppers and my mother is my role model,” Tina Dabi said.

Her mother wanted her to study Political Science and Tina chose it as her optional subject and got through in the Civil Services Examination. Tina Dabi has chosen Haryana as her cadre preference. She said, “I always wanted to work in a challenging state. That is why I chose Haryana.”

Marks Obtained by Tina Dabi

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 868
 Interview 275  195
 Total  2025  1063 (52.49%)

Read More: Meet Tina Dabi IAS Topper 2015 – 2016

Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan

Railway officer, Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan from Jammu and Kashmir has got second rank in the list of UPSC toppers, who hails from Anantnag in South Kashmir, got through the test in his second attempt. In his first attempt in 2014, he had got Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and is presently undergoing training in Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management, Lucknow. Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, chose Philosophy as his optional subject for Civil Services Exam.

An elated Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, one among the UPSC toppers said, “It is a dream come true and I will not leave any stone unturned to work for the betterment of people. I have opted for Jammu and Kashmir cadre and I will be happy in case I get chance to work there. I think there is a lot of scope to fulfill aspirations of people of my state.”

Marks obtained by Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 825
 Interview 275  193
 Total  2025  1018 (50.27%)

Read More: Meet Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan IAS, AIR – 2, 2015

Jasmeet Singh Sandhu

Delhi-based Jasmeet Singh Sandhu, an Indian Revenue Service officer, has secured third position in the list of UPSC toppers. Jasmeet was also selected in 2014 Civil Services exam and had got Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). He is undergoing training at National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad.

An engineering graduate from IIT-Roorkee, Jasmeet Singh Sandhu started his preparations for Civil Services in 2010. But he was not able to clear it on his first two attempts, and got into the IRS on his third attempt. This was Jasmeet Singh Sandhu’s fourth attempt and found his name in the top 3 list of UPSC Toppers. With Punjabi literature as his optional subject he qualified the UPSC Exam.

Marks Obtained by Jasmeet Singh Sandhu

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 824
 Interview 275  190
 Total  2025  1014 (50.07%)

Read More: Meet Jasmeet Singh Sandhu IAS, AIR-3, 2015

Artika Shukla

Varanasi woman Artika Shukla of 25 years made her city proud by securing fourth rank in the 2015 civil services examination in her first attempt. Aritka quit her MD paediatrics course in November 2014 to find her name in the list of UPSC Toppers. Before doing it, she sought advice of his elder brother Utkarsh Shukla, an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS). He encouraged her and asked her to go ahead.

Artika Shukla chose Medical Science as her subject because she has indepth knowledge of it that helped her a lot. She calls her brother as her source of inspiration. She also draws inspiration from former President the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Marks Obtained by Artika Shukla

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 827
 Interview 275  173
 Total  2025  1000 (49.38%)

Read More: Read Success Story of Artika Shukla IAS, AIR-4, 2015

Shashank Tripathi

Shashank Tripathi who hails from Kanpur quit the placement session of his college IIT Kanpur in the year 2013 and chose Civil Services and his decision of quitting the placement session definitely paid him well and his effort rewarded him with 5th rank in the UPSC toppers list.

Shashank a meritorious student since his school days had managed to crack the Civil Services in his first attempt as well and had got 272 AIR which landed him in the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) cadre but he was not satisfied and this made him work hard work again. This was Shashank Tripathi’s second attempt for UPSC Exam and he was undergoing training for that in Nagpur. Shashank Tripathi wishes to serve as the IAS officer in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Shashank Tripathi said that the mantra of success was focus while his studies. He said that it was challenging to study and undergo training and there was always a paucity of time, but his determination made him through for the second time to come in the list of UPSC Toppers.

Marks Obtained by Shashank Tripathi

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 824
 Interview 275  172
 Total  2025  996 (49.19%)

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Ashish Tiwari

Ashish Tiwari have been selected in UPSC and his name comes in the 6th position among the UPSC Toppers merit list. He is posted in Indian Oil Corporation as maintenance engineer in Jaipur. However, he chose Public Administration and not engineering as his optional subject for UPSC exam.

“Public administration has relevance with Indian Administrative Service, which is why I opted for this subject,” Ashish Tiwari said. He studied 6-7 hours a day for UPSC while doing his job to find his name among the UPSC Toppers.

Marks Obtained by Ashish Tiwari

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 827
 Interview 275  168
 Total  2025  995 (49.14%)

Read Also: IAS Topper Gaurav Agarwal UPSC Interview 2014

Sharanya Ari

IT engineer Sharanya Ari secured the seventh rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2015. “Though I had an opportunity to fly abroad, my parents wanted me to join Civil Services,” said Sharanya Ari. It was her fourth attempt. It was a long-time dream of her parents to find Sharanya Ari’s name in list of UPSC Toppers. “After failure, picking yourself up and motivating yourself is the most challenging part in Civil Services Exam. Unless you have family support, you will not be successful,” said Sharanya Ari.

Marks Obtained by Sharanya Ari

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 818
 Interview 275  165
 Total  2025  983 (48.54%)

Also Read: UPSC Board Interview of IAS Topper Chanchal Rana, Rank 7

Kumbhejkar Yogesh Vijay

Pune-based Yogesh Kumbhejkar was not satisfied with his 145th rank last year. After making it to the eighth position in his third attempt, Kumbhejkar Yogesh Vijay told he was happy training as an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer but was preparing to take the UPSC exam again to improve his rank and to see his name in the list of UPSC Toppers.

Marks Obtained by Kumbhejkar Yogesh Vijay

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 845
 Interview 275  138
 Total  2025  983 (48.54%)

Must Read: Dr.Ruveda Salam IPS – First Women from Kashmir to Qualify UPSC Exam

Karn Satyarthi

Karn Satyarthi, a small town boy from Jharkhand’s Dhanbad studied on his own to find his name in the merit list of UPSC toppers and achieved it by attaining All India Rank 9 in his second attempt. “India can progress only with an eradication of gender and caste discrimination,” Karn Satyarthi, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate in Mining Engineering, said.

Marks Obtained by Karn Satyarthi

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 776
 Interview 275  206
 Total  2025 982 (48.49%)

Anupam Shukla

Marks Obtained by Anupam Shukla

 Total Marks  Marks Obtained
Total (Written)  1750 798
 Interview 275  182
 Total  2025  980 (48.40%)

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